Target Fetch is a new subscription service being tested by the discount retailer that will utilize Bluetooth-connected devices to track usage of household items and automatically order more. The service is currently geared to monitor supplies of toilet paper, paper towels and hand soap and will do so using a range of technological devices. Subscribers to the service will receive a toilet paper spindle, paper towel holder and soap pump, all of which are equipped with sensors, and can be connected to smartphones via the Target Fetch app.
The sensors built into each device will keep track of each item, and its use, and will use algorithms to learn about daily usage. Users will receive an alert 10 days before the app predicts they will run out of a certain product, and if users do not intervene it will order the necessary product from Target.com and ship it for free. Target Fetch is currently seeking beta testers and will be sourcing them through an Indiegogo campaign, and will cost an average of $40.
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